Apartment in Tel Aviv / Michal Shilgi Architecture + Rebecca Citrin Interior Design
Text description provided by the architects. Three apartments converted into a unique 140 square meter duplex in Jabotinsky Street, central Tel Aviv. A stylish bachelor pad for a new immigrant, and provide a holiday home for his extensive family visiting regularly from London
Virtual project management - We initially met the client a few days before Covid really hit in early 2020. The client’s mother, who was to manage the renovation, planned to visit from London every few weeks but very soon a round of lockdowns began in Israel and in England, which meant we couldn’t meet the client in person for the entire project. All communications moved to WhatsApp and Zoom, whether regarding budget management, contractor management, and design choices, requiring some creative forms of presentation and plenty of 3D rendering.
Bespoke furnishing - Almost every item in the apartment was tailor-made using local artisans - from lighting, carpentry, windows, furniture, to the beds and closets. We also focused on using unconventional combinations of ceramics or wallpaper, bold color combinations, and textures.
Design features for multi-functionality: The design style was stylish urban with middle eastern touches, but the apartment also had to fulfill multiple functions to suit a variety of lifestyles and needs: